Saturday, July 13, 2013

I'm playing Catch-Up!

 I am back from my mini-vacation. Technically I came back yesterday but I went straight to sleep upon returning home. I was exhausted! Boo rain!! Anywho, I went with two of my friends to see TRAIN, Michael Franti & Spearhead and Gavin DeGraw in Virginia Beach on Thursday! The wonderful blessing was that the rain held off during the concert:)

 So I missed quite a few things in blogland while on "vacation". But you just have to take that step away sometimes, but now I am playing "catch up". I just wanted to share some of my findings.

I found a new blog... Owl-ways Be Inspired... it's a blog for 2nd-3rd grade. But all the other grades are welcome to follow as you can always find something we can adapt. :)
Fran from Kindergarten Crayons... LOVE HER! She has offered one of her Common Core products as a FREEBIE! Stop on over and show her some love. 

The Teacher Desk 6 is having a 100 followers giveaway... She is technically a 6th grade blogger but I donated a Winner's Choice of 1 item from my TPT store and so did many other bloggers. So hop on over to her giveaway and enter to win.

Have you read Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons to your kids yet? Well you should as it is a cute book about numbers and subtraction. Hop on over to A Teacher's Touch for a freebie activity you can use with the book.

 Found another new blog: First Grade W.O.W. Check it out as she has many great/fun ideas and lots of neat freebies!:)

Sara from First Grade Funtastic is having a Happy Birthday Pack Give-Away which ends in 2 days!

Karen at Adventures with Firsties is collecting giveaway donations until Sunday July 14th. So if you want to participate, swing by her blog and begin your adventure. Remember that I am also collecting giveaway donations {here} if you want to participate too. I will be collecting until Sunday July 21st! 

Lots of giveaway goodies to win over at Tiny Toes: Tiny Toes 250 TPT followers giveaway! Grade level goodies and even a giveaway to win just clip art. Head on over as this giveaway ends in 4 days!

Zip on over to Freebielicious! 
First Grade Critter Cafe is finishing up the last of her giveaways for this week with a final giveaway to win lots more goodies.

 Definitely make a trip over to Surviving on a Teacher's Salary. She posts daily about deals and savings we teachers need to stretch those paycheck dollars. Currently she has the bargins for Staples and Office Depot posted under her Hot Deals section.

So I missed Favorite Pins Friday but you can check out other bloggers and their favorite pins (click on button). But I thought I would share a few of my pins from this week.:
 Chocolate Chip Lava Cookies
 Vistaprint postcard ideas. A good idea for letter or postcard exchanges
 It makes me smile.:) 
 More uses for paint samples! Plus if you click on the picture you will find more ideas for guided reading!
 Click on the picture to visit the post and download the poster.



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